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Re: View updating in practice?

From: Bob Badour <bbadour_at_golden.net>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 12:47:57 -0500
Message-ID: <a6Sz9.260$Tb2.154651712@radon.golden.net>


"Jens Lechtenbörger" <lechtej_at_uni-muenster.de> wrote in message news:m27kfkv7ji.fsf_at_pcwi1068.uni-muenster.de...
> "Bob Badour" <bbadour_at_golden.net> writes:
>
> > "Jens Lechtenbörger" <lechtej_at_uni-muenster.de> wrote in message
> > news:m265v87zud.fsf_at_pcwi1068.uni-muenster.de...
> > > Daniel Morgan <dmorgan_at_exesolutions.com> writes:
> > >
> > [snip]
> > > The question is the following: How dangerous are clueless users? If
> > > view updates are triggered from applications, then the application
> > > designer hopefully guarantees that the right things happen. If
> > > users access the database via SQL, they might delete valuable data.
> >
> > How dangerous? Very. However, I do not see the difference between a
clueless
> > user deleting valuable data from a base table and a clueless user
deleting
> > valuable data from a view. I see this as an issue for the dbms' security
> > function.
>
> My point is the following: With views, even users with a clue might
> not have a chance to understand their actions.

You are ignoring the role of the data modeller. Do you likewise wish to prohibit cascaded deletes?

>
> Jens
Received on Mon Nov 11 2002 - 11:47:57 CST

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